Introducing new chickens... chicks or adults? breed matter?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenBiscuit, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. ChickenBiscuit

    ChickenBiscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    I bought 5 easter egger chicks when I first decided to become a chicken farmer. They are grown now, about 6 months old. Now I would love to own a Silkie. What are the dangers (if any) of introducing a new chicken? Should I get a chick or an adult? Should I get 2 so they have eachother? All my 5 EE's get along so well, I don't want to stir the pot. What do you think?
     
  2. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its tough to integrate in new ones....you should keep them separate till they are the same size, then it is still tricky...there is a pecking order already established, so that will have to take place again.

    There are some good threads on here to follow to do so...I used a small cage, kept it inside the coop till my EE pullets were near the same age...they still got beat up on, but survived.

    It is hard, but it can work....
     

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